Yarmouth to host under-13 curling jamboree Feb. 24-26


Published on February 22, 2017

One of the rinks slated to take part in the under-13 provincial curling jamboree in Yarmouth is the Yarmouth team consisting of (from left): Cole MacPherson, Caelan DeViller, Joseph Doucet and Cohen Garron.

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YARMOUTH, N.S. – Young curlers from across Nova Scotia will gather in Yarmouth this weekend in February as the Yarmouth Curling Association plays host to the under-13 provincial curling jamboree.

Thirty-one teams are slated to take part in the event, which will go from early Friday morning (Feb. 24) to late Sunday (Feb. 26). An opening ceremony is planned for Friday evening and it will be a busy weekend, organizers say.

Yarmouth’s junior curling program has nine members participating in this event, including Team Doucet, which consists of Joseph Doucet (skip), Cohen Garron (mate), Caelan DeViller (second) and Cole MacPherson (lead). Their coaches Tyler Doucette and Jenna Bishara are junior curlers with competition experience.

The feedback from rinks across the province has been positive at the prospect of coming back to Yarmouth for the great hospitality. Lisette Bourque, Yarmouth junior curling director

Also taking part from the Yarmouth club are Emma Gould (mate) and Robby Churchill (lead), who are teaming up with three juniors from the Barrington Curling Club: Ryan Richardson (skip), Paige Nickerson (second) and Jayden Fisher (spare). 

Yarmouth junior curler Lucas Rodney is playing lead for a Bridgewater team. All players in the event are under the age of 13.

Yarmouth’s junior curling program has 35 kids from the Yarmouth area, most of whom go all over Nova Scotia, from November to April, to take part in provincial and club events. The Yarmouth club’s junior curlers are between eight and 18 years of age.

“I think we are up in numbers this year due to the very successful fun nights and school programs we have had in the past few years,” said Lisette Bourque, Yarmouth junior curling director. “So far this year we have not been able to have our school program, but we will have it next year with the support of a great group of volunteers helping out. 

Last year Yarmouth hosted the under-11 provincial jamboree, with 23 teams taking part. Many of the teams that took part in that event are returning for this one. Yarmouth apparently made a good impression.

“The feedback from rinks across the province has been positive at the prospect of coming back to Yarmouth for the great hospitality,” Bourque said.

 

Visit the Yarmouth Curling Club website here.